Monday, October 01, 2007

CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM SEARCHES FOR TWO ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

The Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of Arizona invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track assistant professors, one in creative nonfiction and one in fiction, to start August 2008. We are looking for outstanding writers and teachers to work with students at the graduate and undergraduate level. Our university, college, and department seek to expand our work with under-represented cultures and under-served constituencies, and so we welcome candidates with experience and interest in working with diverse students, colleagues, and communities. Our program also seeks to encourage a broad range of aesthetic approaches. Welcome, but not required, is secondary expertise in poetry and/or an ability to contribute to a college-wide initiative in border studies.

For full details and online application, click here (cite job #39165 for creative nonfiction, or job #39113 for fiction). Include letter of application, c.v., and writing sample (30 pages maximum) with the online application. Please have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Alison Hawthorne Deming, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, P.O. Box 210067, ML445, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0067. Review of complete applications will begin October 10, 2007 and continue until the positions are filled. For more information on the department and the program, go to here.

◙ In yesterday’s El Paso Times, I reviewed Aaron Abeyta’s debut novel, Rise, Do Not Be Afraid (Ghost Road Press). As you know, Abeyta is one of La Bloga’s favorite writers.

◙ If you missed Rudy’s post from yesterday, check it out…he writes about an important landmark reached by La Bloga which would not have been possible without you, our readers.

Tattoo Highway, an online journal of prose, poetry and art (and one of my favorite online litmags), is now reading for TH/16: "Sidekicks & Fellow Travelers." Deadline January 15, 2008.

GENERAL GUIDELINES: Interpret the theme literally or loosely, as you wish. Our tastes are eclectic. We like fresh, vivid language, and we like stories and poems that are actually about something – that acknowledge a world beyond the writer's own psyche. If they have an edge, if they provoke us to think or make us laugh, so much the better. We strongly suggest reading a previous issue or two before submitting. While we particularly welcome poetry and short "screen-reader-friendly" prose or cross-genre pieces (less than 1000 words), we do on occasion publish longer work. We encourage hypertext and new media (Flash .swf) submissions, also photographs and original graphics. For complete guidelines, click here.

◙ And this notice from that wild vato of literature, William Nericcio, Professor & Chair of the Department of English & Comparative Literature, San Diego State University: He will be doing a book reading at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027; Tel: (323) 660-1175, on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 7:30 p.m. The book: Tex[t] Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America (University of Texas Press). And here is the pretty ad:

◙ In the latest edition of the Santa Monica Review, a beautiful full-page ad runs for the forthcoming Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature (Bilingual Press). If you haven’t seen the ad yet, one of the contributors to the anthology, Daniel Chacón, posted a PDF link to his university’s website. The Santa Monica Review is a fine literary journal that you, as readers and writers, should check out. Now. Or else I’ll have to get a little Tony Soprano on you.

◙ Lo siento for the short post but I moderated a panel at yesterday’s West Hollywood Book Fair and was completely pressed for time. Such is life but I had a blast and will try to gather some photos to give you a report. So, until next Monday, enjoy the intervening posts from my compadres y comadres at La Bloga. ¡Lea un libro! --Daniel Olivas

2 comments:

Imp said...

PLEASE HELP!
Our young staff member, Sandra Amanda Kelsey, left for her job at our
El Dorado Hills Branch Library on Saturday morning from her home in
Sacramento and never arrived. Sandra (Mandy)has always been a dedicated and reliable employee who would not miss work without calling. Yesterday was her mother's birthday and they had plans for the day.
Her cell phone was traced to a location in Golden Gate Park late
Saturday before it either went dead or was turned off. She left home in her silver/gray 2006 Kia Rio, license number 5WMU818.
Sandra is 24 years old. Her family, friends and coworkers are desperate
to find her.
If you could please post the attached notice, we would be most grateful. Also, we would appreciate your forwarding this information and the attached flyer to everyone on your professional and personal email lists.

Thank you for all of your help.










Jeanne Amos, Library Director
El Dorado County Library
345 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5546 voice
(530) 622-3911 fax
jamos@eldoradolibrary.org

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